The Town and Country Planning legislation exists to safeguard and enhance the environment, and to ensure that conflicting pressures for land use are determined with the community's best interests in mind.

The proper consideration of planning applications constitutes a significant part of the work undertaken by Wirral's planning department.

The Planning Portal offers a wide range of services and guidance on the planning system.

Planning News

  • The Council adopted a Revised Statement of Community Involvement on 10 March 2014. Further information can be viewed here.
  • Unity in Our Community has applied to be formally designated as the Neighbourhood Planning Forum for Leasowe.  The deadline for comments to be received on their application is 5pm on Wednesday 30 April 2014.  Further information and a copy of the application documents can be viewed here.
  • The Joint Waste Local Plan for Merseyside and Halton was formally adopted with effect from 18 July 2013. Further information can be viewed here.
  • The Planning Inspectorate website closed in September 2011. All appeal and other casework information will now sit alongside the on-line appeals system on the Planning Portal - Planning Inspectorate pages.